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Málaga, a cultural and urban destination

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Málaga is one of the oldest cities in Europe and capital of the Costa del Sol. It is one of the most important tourist destinations of Spain and its streets are a combination of what is traditional and modern. Málaga is an open and dynamic metropolis that offers its visitor a privileged place for leisure, business, culture and sport.

Historical Málaga is home to diverse and characteristic corners, such as the Roman theatre, the Castle of Gibralfaro and the Alcazaba Fortress. In addition there are significant museums in the city, which give it a unique cultural environment.   

Visitors are able to enjoy collections exhibited in nearby places and with easy access: in the Center for Contemporary Art (CAC), one of the most important collections of modern art in the country, the Carmen Thyssen Museum of Malaga, the Fine Arts Museum, the Museum of Municipal Heritage, (MUPAM), the Museum of Popular Arts, and the Museum of the Brotherhood, among others. Nor must we forget the Picasso Museum of Malaga and the Foundation Picasso-Museum and Birthplace where the Malaga painter finds his greatest representation.  

Quite apart from this, in Málaga there are extensive green spaces, such as the Park, the Puerta Oscura Gardens and the Gardens of Pedro Luis Alonso. Its botanical heritage is completed with four historical gardens located in the outskirts that were formerly part of bourgeois villas and that are nowadays open to the public: the Botanical-Historic Garden of la Concepción, the Gardens of the Finca San José; the Historical Garden El Retiro and the Historic Garden The Consula. 

At the same time, the Port of Málaga has become the second port for Tourist Cruises of the Iberian Peninsula. Some of the most important cruise lines in the world and some of the most emblematic cruisers, like the Queen Mary II, have called in on visits.

This boosts Málaga as a cultural city for both cruisers and business destinations, and it completes its offer with the tourism of sun and beach.